For the first time, Union Presbyterian Seminary will be led by a woman

February 23, 2023
Jacquline E. Lapsley (Photo courtesy of Princeton Theological Seminary)

The Board of Trustees has named Jacqueline E. Lapsley to be the eighth president of Union Presbyterian Seminary.

As the first woman to lead the Seminary in its 211-year history, Lapsley is used to being a trailblazer. She was the first woman to serve as dean and vice president for academic affairs at Princeton Theological Seminary, a position she has held since 2018.

Co-chairs of the search committee Steve Allred and Lori Archer Raible said, “As Union Presbyterian Seminary is poised to engage the many significant challenges facing theological education, Dr. Lapsley brings a depth of administrative experience, a deep devotion to Christian education, and an abiding commitment to the Church. These leadership gifts will help us build a stronger community across both the Richmond and Charlotte campuses as we strive to be the church in the world.”

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